41 Quotes About Animals

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To many, animal rights can be just as important as human rights. From respecting the life and human care of an animal, these quotes about animals remind us of the special place they have in sharing this planet with us.

“A dog is the only thing on earth that will love you more than you love yourself.”

“A man can live and be healthy without killing animals for food; therefore, if he eats meat, he participates in taking animal life merely for the sake of his appetite. And to act so is immoral.”

“A racing car is an animal with a thousand adjustments.”

“An animal’s eyes have the power to speak a great language.”

“Animal lovers are a special breed of humans, generous of spirit, full of empathy, perhaps a little prone to sentimentality, and with hearts as big as a cloudless sky.”

“Animals are born who they are, accept it, and that is that. They live with greater peace than people do.”

“Animals are my friends, and I don’t eat my friends.”

“Animals are not property or things but rather living organisms, subjects of a life, who are worthy of our compassion, respect, friendship, and support.”

“Animals are reliable, many full of love, true in their affections, predictable in their actions, grateful and loyal. Difficult standards for people to live up to.”

“Animals are such agreeable friends – they ask no questions; they pass no criticisms.”

“At his best, man is the noblest of all animals; separated from law and justice he is the worst.”

“Because we have viewed other animals through the myopic lens of our self-importance, we have misperceived who and what they are. Because we have repeated our ignorance, one to the other, we have mistaken it for knowledge.”

“Besides love and sympathy, animals exhibit other qualities connected with the social instincts which in us would be called moral.”

“Clearly, animals know more than we think, and think a great deal more than we know.”

“Happiness is a warm puppy.”

“He could tell by the way animals walked that they were keeping time to some kind of music. Maybe it was the song in their own hearts that they walked to.”

“He who does not love his own language is worse than an animal and smelly fish.”

“Humans are amphibians – half spirit and half animal. As spirits they belong to the eternal world, but as animals they inhabit time.”

“I am a huge animal lover. I prefer to rescue any of the pets that I have had.”

“I don’t believe in the concept of hell, but if I did I would think of it as filled with people who were cruel to animals.”

“If having a soul means being able to feel love and loyalty and gratitude, then animals are better off than a lot of humans.”

“If you pick up a starving dog and make him prosperous he will not bite you. This is the principal difference between a dog and man. ”

“It is more important to prevent animal suffering, rather than sit to contemplate the evils of the universe praying in the company of priests.”

“Let us remember that animals are not mere resources for human consumption. They are splendid beings in their own right, who have evolved alongside us as co-inheritors of all the beauty and abundance of life on this planet.”

“Man is by nature a political animal.”

“Man is the cruelest animal. ”

“Maybe it’s animalness that will make the world right again: the wisdom of elephants, the enthusiasm of canines, the grace of snakes, the mildness of anteaters. Perhaps being human needs some diluting.”

“No matter how little money and how few possessions you own, having a dog makes you rich.”

“People’s hearts are like wild animals. They attach their selves to those that love and train them.”

“Some people talk to animals. Not many listen though. That’s the problem.”

“The animals of the world exist for their own reasons. They were not made for humans any more than black people were made for white, or women created for men.”

“The greatness of a nation and its moral progress can be judged by the way its animals are treated.”

“The greatness of a nation can be judged by the way its animals are treated.”

“The human being is in the most literal sense a political animal, not merely a gregarious animal, but an animal which can individuate itself only in the midst of society.”

“The love for all living creatures is the most noble attribute of man.”

“There are two means of refuge from the miseries of life: music and cats.”

“There’s nothing funnier than the human animal.”

“Until one has loved an animal, a part of one’s soul remains unawakened.”

“We can judge the heart of a man by his treatment of animals.”

“We have doomed the wolf not for what it is, but for what we deliberately and mistakenly perceive it to be –the mythologized epitome of a savage ruthless killer – which is, in reality, no more than a reflected image of ourself.”

“When you look into the eyes of an animal you’ve rescued, you can’t help but fall in love.”

There are still a lot of unknowns to the minds and thoughts of animals.

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